Code of the District of Columbia

Subchapter X. Freeze on Pay Increases and Benefits fromOctober 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.


§ 1–555.01. Definitions.

For the purposes of this subchapter, the term:

(1) "CMPA" means Chapter 6 of this title.

(2) "Covered agency" means an agency, office, or instrumentality of the District government and independent agencies, as defined in § 1-603.01(13); except, that the term "covered agency" does not include the District of Columbia Housing Authority, the District of Columbia Housing Finance Agency, the District of Columbia Public Charter School Board, the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority, the Not-for-Profit Hospital Corporation, the Board of Trustees of the University of the District of Columbia, or the Washington Convention and Sports Authority.

(3) "Negotiated salary schedule" means a salary schedule specified in a collective bargaining agreement.

(4) "Negotiated salary, wage, and benefits provision" means the salary and benefits provided in a collective bargaining agreement.

(5) "Personnel authority" shall have the same meaning as set forth in § 1-603.01(14).


(Dec. 3, 2020, D.C. Law 23-149, § 1022, 67 DCR 10493.)


§ 1–555.02. Freeze on cost-of-living adjustments.

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, rule, or collective bargaining agreement, an employee of a covered agency shall not receive a cost-of-living adjustment during the period from October 1, 2020, through September 30, 2021. Nothing in this subchapter shall be construed to prohibit collective bargaining on non-compensation issues.


(Dec. 3, 2020, D.C. Law 23-149, § 1023, 67 DCR 10493.)


§ 1–555.03. Maintenance of Fiscal Year 2020 salary schedules and benefits.

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, collective bargaining agreement, memorandum of understanding, side letter, or settlement, whether specifically outlined or incorporated by reference, all Fiscal Year 2020 salary schedules of covered agencies shall be maintained during Fiscal Year 2021 and no increase in salary or benefits, including increases in negotiated salary, wage, and benefits provisions, and negotiated salary schedules, shall be provided in Fiscal Year 2021 from the Fiscal Year 2020 salary and benefits levels of covered agencies.


(Dec. 3, 2020, D.C. Law 23-149, § 1024, 67 DCR 10493.)


§ 1–555.04. Rules.

To the extent authorized by the CMPA or other applicable law to issue rules to administer the salary or benefits program of a covered agency, the personnel authority for a covered agency may, pursuant to subchapter I of Chapter 5 of Title 2, issue rules to implement this subchapter.


(Dec. 3, 2020, D.C. Law 23-149, § 1025, 67 DCR 10493.)


§ 1–555.05. Revised revenue contingency.

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a portion of the amount of local recurring revenues included in the Chief Financial Officer's revenue estimates issued prior to January 1, 2021, that exceeds the April 24, 2020, revenue estimate incorporated in the approved budget and financial plan for Fiscal Year 2021 shall be deposited in the Workforce Investment Account to satisfy the Fiscal Year 2021 negotiated salary adjustments set aside by § 1-555.02 for employees in the bargaining units covered by the collective bargaining agreements approved pursuant to the Interest Arbitration Award and Collective Bargaining Agreement between the District of Columbia Public Schools and the Office of the State Superintendent of Education and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, District Council 20, Local 2921, AFL-CIO Emergency Approval Resolution of 2020, effective March 3, 2020 (Res. 23-374; 67 DCR 2735), and the Compensation Collective Bargaining Agreement between the District of Columbia Government and Compensation Units 1 and 2, FY 2018-FY2021, Approval Resolution of 2018, deemed approved February 23, 2018 (P.R. 22-738); provided, that if amounts certified in a single revenue estimate are insufficient to satisfy the combined value of the negotiated salary adjustments under both agreements, the Mayor or appropriate personnel authority shall consult with the affected bargaining units as to how the available funds shall be allocated.


(Dec. 3, 2020, D.C. Law 23-149, § 1026, 67 DCR 10493.)